Benihana - Plymouth Meeting
Benihana - Plymouth Meeting

Benihana - Plymouth Meeting

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/plymouth-meeting
  • Phone: 6108325924
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Friday: 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm, Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Toshiya Nemoto
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: In Plymouth Meeting Mall
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Benihana - Plymouth Meeting
Welcome to Benihana and a dining experience unlike any other! If you’ve never been to Benihana before, let us tell you what you can expect: Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups of eight to ten, where your personal chef will perform the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Watch as we slice and dice, preparing a meal that will dazzle your eyes as well taste buds, whether you choose mouth-watering steak, tender chicken or succulent seafood.

Or you can visit our sushi lounge where a talented sushi chef will prepare the freshest sashimi, maki and signature sushi rolls with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine. Smaller tables and more intimate seating is available in the lounge or bar on a first-come, first-served basis, whether you’re looking to enjoy one of our delicious Benihana Teppanyaki entrées or our amazing selection of sushi!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Benihana - Plymouth Meeting reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (44)special occasion (40)kid-friendly (37)fit for foodies (14)great for lunch (10)romantic (6)notable wine list (4)neighborhood gem (4)hot spot (4)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • FOOD
    carmen234
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food and service was outstanding. I would return to try more items on the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Nice chef. The food is much too pricey to bring family and friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible
    Jajjaa
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Never again worst benihanna ever food was not its best and it was only four at the table and it took him 2 hours make the food.. Shrimp was overcooked and be couldn't get a simple order right.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Dinner
    FamilyDinner
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Asked our 7yr old daughter where she wanted to go for her birthday dinner and she chose Benihana. We celebrated both daughter's birthday's. The staff made it extra special by bringing out desert with a candle and sung Happy Birthday to both of them.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hits the spot
    DrDave
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Always a fun place to take the kids - they enjoy the 'entertainment' part of the meal and the food tastes great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Celebration
    ARH47
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My family likes to have our birthday dinners here. Excellent service. Filet Minon hibachi entree was melt in your mouth tender and tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Yet!
    FoodieFan
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We loved Benihana! The sushi was fresh and delicious. Our Hibachi Chef put on an awesome show and turned out amazing food. Our waiter was super helpful and on top of everything, often refilling our drinks before we even had to ask for another. It was absolutely fantastic!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • long waits..
    understaffed
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The staff was rude when I called to adjust the reservation from 7 to 10 people. Our table wasn't ready and when it was it took awhile before we got our drinks soup and salad. Waiter and chef we friendly. They just seemed under staffed and unprepared.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still fun to watch
    mctutu
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We hadn't been to Benihana in 15 years but we thought the picky kids would enjoy the night out. It was still a fun place to visit. The kids were mesmerized by the chef show and even tried the soup, shrimp and veggies without complaining. The food was simple but delicious and prepared right in front of us. The servers were attentive, even the manager checked in on us.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best ever
    Dejavu1914
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I've been several times but this was my first at this location. The food there was the best of all locations. My drink was nice and strong too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Drinks
    Frankie1
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The drinks were extremely weak. My husband and I spent $100.00 in mixed drinks and did not feel a thing. We ordered the $30.00 punch bowl and did not taste any alcohol. My husband then asked for no ice in the mixed drinks and they gave him half a glass that was still diluted. Will never go there again or recommend it to a friend.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and Entertainment
    LoveThatFood
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This was my first time here. The service was great. The food was awesome. The show was excellent. But, the show was amazing. I had such a wonderful time. I can't wait to come back!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummy and fun
    becky1076
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We brought my niece here for the first time. She loved the food. My kids loved watching the chef cook right at the table! The food as delicious. We also loved how they took our picture so my niece could have a keepsake from her first dining at Benihana! We've never had a bad meal here. Chicken, steak, shrimp, it's all delicious! They even added teriyaki sauce to my daughter's chicken for her!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MLCR
    MLCR
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We were seated quickly and the server was great quick and whatever we needed she was there. The food was great cannot wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    When making my reservation I said we were celebrating 3 birthdays! The evening came and went with no mention of our birthdays. This was a Saturday night and I feel the restaurant missed a big opportunity with us. I was very disappointed. The meal was fine, chef was new (possibly) and missed a couple of flips and catches , but overall the evening was nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HTH2
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I would have preferred group seating for the 5 in my party instead of sittimg w/ a family with 3-year-old.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a dependable meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Benihana's doesn't dissappoint. Above average food served in a uniquely entertaining way. Somewhat over priced but considering the amenities, probably worth it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Time
    MrandMrsVan
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had a great time at Benihana. The food and service was excellent. We would definitely recommend this place and will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    we enjoyed our dinner; entertaining. We were never asked to refill our soda's and drinks. Prices are too high.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    Niapie
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    This was our second time visiting and we loved it the the staff were friendly and my husband enjoyed when they sang Happy Birthday to him.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable experience
    JazzyVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We used our birthday coupons and had a nice time. Food was pretty good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place.
    Glen
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Most of the time I come here it's just for the sushi. The recent visit my family took me there for Father's Day. I love this place, I would eat here everyday if I could afford to. This is definitely one of my top five restaurants!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    GroupEatingFun
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Enjoyed the fresh food made right in front of you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    My waitress Melissa was great, however the young lady who showed me to my table was very unpleasant
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little expensive
    FriendsVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Food and drinks were great. Sitting promptly. The food was a little expensive.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Less than what I expected
    katsdelight
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    This was my first time at Benihana. We were seated quickly but it took almost 35 minutes to get our order taken and another 20 minutes for the chef to come. The food was average with respect to flavor and while it tasted fresh there was more fanfare than quantity. I will try it again because I am hopeful that this was a fluke after all I've heard about the restaurant and experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 235 reviews are from the Benihana - Plymouth Meeting reviews archive.
  • Menu switched for Mothers Day
    TracyTR
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I love hibachi restaurants and wanted my children to experience that as well. We went for Mother's Day. I specifically made reservations for 2pm to be able to order off the lunch menu. We checked the website and budgeted X amount of money to spend. With 3 kids and 2 adults, it can get pricey. However, when we got there we were handed a set menu to order from which was much more expensive than the regular lunch menu. We did not get anything outrageously expensive like lobster tail, and our bill came to $135 for lunch! That is a bit crazy!! My kids are 8 and 7 and that is way to much to spend on lunch, or even dinner on our budget, but we could not disappoint them and leave once we were there. The website should inform customers of the change
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A little off
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This is the second time I have been here. The first time was good. However this visit the chef seemed a little off. He kept dropping whatever he was juggling and at one point the fork ended up about 6 inches from my mom. He also forgot about my dinner order and at the last minute after asking about it he put my entree on the grill but unfortunally you have to cook sweet potatoes longer than a minute. I was served raw sweet pototoes. Everyone else in my party enjoyed their dinner. Most likely this was my last visit to Benihana.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother's day nice time
    Pleased
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We went for the first time on Sat for Mother's day. For 6 out of seven of us it was our first time. We really enjoyed ourselves. The food was great and more than enough. The chef was very entertaining and our hostess very gracious. We will definitely be back again
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kids love it
    tamster
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    We went for my wife's birthday (after having coming for my birthday earlier this year) and our kids loved it again. They are definitely entertained, and the chicken, edamame, shrimp, noodles, and rice. It's always nice that they gave on "on-the-house" ice cream sundae for the kids as well (and extra chocolate sticks).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, terrible service
    Hate2wait
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Went here for my birthday with my family. Reservation was for 7pm, seated by 7:30, getting our own drinks by 8:15. The bartender and manager then started waiting on out table in addition to our server. The chef didn't start cooking til about 8:45, which resulted in a cranky toddler and infant. The manager did apologize for the poor service and deducted 20% off our bill which was a nice gesture. It may have just been an off night for the staff but despite the service, the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday dinner on a rainy night
    birthday
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    It was a rainy night. The server and Angel the chef were a fine team. The Hibachi presentation was as fun as always. Lots to eat and definatly fresh.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Celebration
    Vegas4food
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    It was my grand gaughters birthday and she chose to go to Benihana's to celebrate. It was great!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a good time BUT
    Dinnerguest
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Our chef was great but our server was VERY slow and took a very long time to bring everything we ordered. We waited over 10 minutes just to get the check when we were finished - and we were all on one check so I really don't know what took so long!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wedding Anniversary Dinner
    Rivera
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    My husband and I,1st timers checking out Benihana and had Fantabulous evening! We will definitely be back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was good but the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Food was good but the restaurant was not unique. Seemed like a normal chain restaurant and did not have the same ambience I remember from dining at different benihana's in the past.
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  • Sloppy visit
    AmyPain
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Took my mom there for her bday. Disappointed that the grill had food on it from previous party. Asked host to take care of it, said he would, but never did. Cook finally cleaned it when he started but it was gross. Took picture for birthday but half the photo was blurred. Food was good but I expected better from this place after paying $180.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special Night Out
    sara
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    My family loves Benihana for birthday dinners. If you join their Chef's Table club they send you a gift certificate for your meal. The hibachi food is excellent, but I recommend the dinner boat from the bar(you can order at a hibachi). It is different every month but always has sushi, soup and salad included along with the special of the month.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average food, long wait
    FoodiegalVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We went here for Hibachi und Sushi. We got seated around 8.40pm, Hibachi chef didn't get to our table to 9.30pm... so we mostly spent there, sitting at our table and waiting. Salmon was cooked very dry, so didn't even finish it. It's fun to go to a Hibachi, but they need to hire more Hibachi chefs for a Saturday dinner. We mostly had to sit and wait til a chef was available to get to our table. Loved the green tea ice cream - that was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for a pre-movie meal
    mschaef
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    My wife and I ate here prior to watching a movie at the nearby theater. The food was great, and the service was good. This time, we ate in the bar area, which was a nice change from the theme-parky aspects of eating at the hibachi tables.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic